NYSRPA v. NYC has great potential to establish a legal requirement that would overturn most NYS gun laws

September 13, 2019 – BUFFALO, N.Y. – Following substantial weeping, wailing, and gnashing of teeth from progressive autocrats like failed democrat presidential hopeful Kirsten Gillibrand, the much anticipated and likely landmark NYSRPA v. NYC case WILL be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, December 2, 2019.

“This case is significant to Second Amendment civil rights supporters all across New York State and beyond because it stands a good chance of establishing strict scrutiny as the required legal standard for assessing Second Amendment court cases,” 2AWNY.COM Civil Rights Advocate Steve Felano said.

Currently, intermediate scrutiny is the legal standard supporting New York State gun control imperial edicts, and so a strict scrutiny ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court on the NYSRPA v. NYC case would allow 2AWNY.COM to begin deconstructing the SAFE Act, the state pistol permitting regime, and a range of other draconian gun laws. 

In fact, 2AWNY.COM’s case to nullify the state pistol permitting regime is currently on hold in the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit – just one step below U.S. Supreme Court review. It sits there because the judges who heard the organization’s oral argument in February 2019 believe the NYSRPA case will generate a strict scrutiny ruling. This would obviously open the door for New York State’s ‘may issue’ pistol permitting scheme to be reversed on constitutional grounds.

For the above reason and more, the fact that NYSRPA v. NYC is set to be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, December 2, 2019 is substantial news. This case will be closely monitored by 2AWNY.COM, as it has the potential to lay the foundation for a whole new wave of litigation that would reclaim and further expand the Second Amendment civil rights of all New Yorkers and all Americans.

Want to learn more about the evolution of this case? Review our prior analysis at 2AWNY.COM:

To learn more about any of the above, please contact Steve Felano at (518) 852-1863 or sfelano@2AWNY.com.

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